Wellness Center benefits from fundraiser

An estimated $1,400-$1,500 was raised at the annual “Pink Game” between the Lady Buffs and Lady Rebels played Thursday at Buff Gym.

The Lady Buffs might have won the volleyball match, but the real winner was the Women’s Wellness Center in Cody, which will receive all the receipts and use them to fund free mammogram screenings.

Money was raised from sale of pink T-shirts, a bake sale, silent auction and the “money war” waged between Laura Irwin Elementary, Cloud Peak Middle School and Riverside High School.

Rebel Coach Lindsay Schaffner explained that jars were placed in all three schools to see which could collect the most coins during a two-week period.

“By Thursday afternoon (Oct. 3) it was such a close race the students wanted to extend the deadline,” she said. Not really fair, she laughed, because elementary kids don’t have access to “loose change.” At the end of the extended deadline the collective jars contained $500 (RHS won the “war”). A gift basket was auctioned during the weekend volleyball duals and an additional $72 went into the coffers.

The fundraiser is held every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month